Sounds fake… but OKAY?
The more you know, right? Us mortals always think we know everything, but if the below facts have proved anything, it’s that there’s always more to discover. Yes, even about the things that seemed like no-brainers. Keep reading to find out if you’ve heard of these facts before:
1. The pilot episode is called pilot because it’s the first time its on air
The television industry clearly likes the use of metaphors, huh? The pilot episode is the first episode of any new show, and there’s more to the story behind why it’s called the pilot. When it debuts, it’s on air – therefore, the pilot episode has aired the same way an actual pilot flies a plane… in air. Did we mention its on air?
2. Strawberries and raspberries aren’t actually berries, but a banana is
Alright, here’s the tea: Strawberries and raspberries aren’t really berries in the botanical sense. They are derived from a single flower with more than one ovary, making them an aggregate fruit. True berries are simple fruits stemming from one flower with one ovary and typically have several seeds. Bananas fall into this group.
3. You only breathe through one nostril at a time – they switch roles every few hours
Because your nostrils split their workload. Throughout the day, they each take breaks in a process of alternating congestion and decongestion called the nasal cycle. Every few hours, your autonomic nervous system, which takes care of your heart rate, digestion and other things you don’t consciously control, switches things up and your other nostril does all the heavy lifting for a little while.
4. Almonds are not actually nuts, they belong to the peach family
The nut we know as the almond is technically the hard-shelled fruit of the almond tree, itself a member of the prunus family. This category of stone fruit encompasses trees and shrubs that produce edible fruit like cherries, plums, peaches and nectarines.
5. It’s impossible to hum while holding your nose
You’re testing it right now, aren’t you? You might think you’ve succeeded, but you haven’t. Our vocal cords are ‘air driven,’ so if you wanna hum, you can only do it with your mouth open – you would need air to escape from either your nose or mouth in order to be able to hum!
6. Newborns don’t shed tears
Newborns typically won’t shed any tears because their tear ducts are still developing after birth. Actually, it’s normal for them not to shed any tears during the first few months of their life.
7. Every ‘c’ in Pacific Ocean is pronounced differently
Pronounce it and see for yourself…
8. Adding salt to pineapples makes them taste sweeter
There’s a whole lot of scientific details that come with this one as well, and here’s what we found:
The sodium ion will then react with the malic and citric acids present in the pineapple to form neutral sodium salts. Acids normally have a tart or sour taste but when they are converted into neutral compounds they lose this sourness, and so the pineapple tastes sweeter.www.abc.net.au
9. Adding sugar to cucumbers makes them taste like watermelon
Yes, you read that right – TikTok blew OUR minds with this one!
10. Researchers discovered that talking to your plants can help them grow faster
They also found that plants grow faster to the sound of a female voice than to the sound of a male voice. Other studies have experimented with different sound levels and even the kinds of things that are said to plants—do they respond better to compliments or insults?
Is your mind blown yet?
Cause ours is…